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Former Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Mahadev Shelar commits suicide

The police said that the 64-year-old hanged himself from a ceiling fan using a nylon rope.

mumbai Updated: Oct 15, 2017 00:11 IST
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Former Maharahstra Congress spokesperson, Mahadev Shelar, committed suicide at his Mulund residence on Saturday. The incident took place at Vilva Kunj society at 2.30 pm.

The police said that the 64-year-old hanged himself from a ceiling fan using a nylon rope. Police have registered a case of accidental death and are probing the matter.

According to the police, the deceased resided on the third floor of the building, while his son lived on the first floor with his wife and two children. Shelar’s elder daughter lives in the US.

An officer from the Mulund police station said, “On Saturday, Shelar’s wife went out for some work at 1.30pm. When she came back, she found her husband’s body hanging from the fan. Shelar was immediately rushed to Fortis hospital, and was declared dead before admission.”

The police said that they have recovered a suicide note from the spot. The deceased in the note mentioned that he decided to take the extreme step as he was suffering from diabetes and other illness.

The officer said, “The deceased wouldn’t converse much with anyone since last year. He was probably suffering from depression owing to his health issues. He had also decreased his visits to their party’s CST office.”

Shelar had also worked as a general secretary at the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.

Deputy Commissioner of police, Akhilesh Kumar (zone 7), confirmed the incident and said, “We have found a suicide note which confirms that Shelar committed suicide due to health issues, he was suffering from high diabetes.”

First Published: Oct 15, 2017 00:11 IST